Small bird (approx 14 cm or 5.5 in). Plumage of yellow-greenish tones, grey-green back and ventral underparts, paler in the juveniles. Yellowish eyebrow that stands out on the face and nape, which are more greenish. Long and thin bill.
Areas which are at low altitude and warm, with scattered trees and plenty of brush cover. Present in riverside forests, ponds, thickets, brambles and areas with abundant weeds.
Species present in Malaga only during the summertime. This bird breeds from May, making a single annual laying of 3 to 5 eggs. Nest in thickets. It feeds on invertebrates and completes its diet at the end of summer with fruits.
Frequent species but difficult to see and easy to confuse with other ones. In the Great Path it can be watched in stages 6, 8, 9, 11, 15, 25, 26 and 33.
Warblers are birds that tend to be in the thicket, in the tangle of brambles and underbrush, which makes them difficult to see. However, their song usually betrays them. They are true polyglots, which means that they "speak several languages". They sing without stopping, frantically, and interspersing different tones, their own and those that mimic other warblers and small birds. Their Latin name also makes reference to the Greek term "upolais", used by Aristotle to distinguish the birds that used to incubate cuckoo eggs in their nests, as is the case.
- Arroyo de la Ventilla
- Camino de la Fuenfría
- El Torcal
- GR 249. Stage 09: Periana - Alfarnatejo (Pulgarín Alto)
- GR 249. Stage 06: Frigiliana - Cómpeta
- GR 249. Stage 08: Canillas de Aceituno - Periana
- GR 249. Stage 10: Alfarnatejo (Pulgarín Alto) - Alfarnate
- GR 249. Stage 11: Alfarnate - Villanueva del Rosario
- GR 249. Stage 12: Villanueva del Rosario - Archidona
- GR 249. Stage 22: Ardales - El Burgo
- GR 249. Stage 25: Estación de Benaoján - Jimera de Líbar
- GR 249. Stage 26: Jimera de Líbar - Benalauría
- GR 249. Stage 27: Benalauría - Genalguacil
- GR 249. Stage 28: Genalguacil - Casares
- GR 249. Stage 32: Ojén - Mijas
- GR 249. Stage 33: Mijas - Benalmádena